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Metropolitan Police (Complaints)

Volume 886: debated on Friday 14 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) about how many Metropolitan Police officers, by rank, have reports been made to the Director of Public Prosecutions after investigations into allegations of corruption arising from the pornographic trade in London's West End;(2) how many Metropolitan Police officers, by rank, are currently under investigation following allegations of corruption arising from the pornographic trade in London's West End.

It would not be right to provide detailed information of this kind about the progress of an investigation—whether or not it involves police officers—not yet completed. To do so would be prejudicial both to individuals involved and to the success of the investigation.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Metropolitan Police officers, by rank, have been prematurely retired after allegations made of corruption against them in connection with the pornographic trade in London's West End.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officers, by rank, are currently under suspension in connection with allegations of corruption against senior officers of the Metropolitan Police arising from the pornographic trade in London's West End.

Five officers, holding the ranks of chief inspector, inspector or sergeant.